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Tennessee Governor Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony for PlusCAM Battery Material Production Plant in Jackson

JACKSON, TN — 6K Energy officially broke ground on the construction of the world's first sustainable multi-chemistry cathode manufacturing plant scheduled to open in Q3, 2024. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, 6K CEO Dr. Aaron Bent, and 6K Energy President Sam Trinch were joined by local business and community leaders, construction and supply partners, as well as lithium-ion battery industry executives for the event.

"6K Energy's decision to invest more than $200 million in Jackson is a testament to Tennessee's unmatched business climate, highly skilled workforce, and position as a leader in the automotive industry," Lee said. "I thank 6K Energy for creating 230 new jobs to provide greater opportunity to Tennesseans across Madison county."

"Our PlusCAM facility is the world's most sustainable process that fulfills the need for domestically sourced, low-cost battery material for our nation's critical infrastructure, grid storage, and electric vehicles," Trinch said. "Having representatives here at the groundbreaking such as our perspective customers, materials suppliers, design and construction partners, as well as Governor Lee and his team of Tennessee state and county officials underscores the importance of delivering low-cost battery materials."

The company also announces strategic relationships with global design and construction partners for the construction of their PlusCAM facility: Koch Project Solutions will be responsible for program management of the construction project; Ghafari will lead the design efforts; and Evans General Contractors will head up the construction efforts.

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